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A Rising Man Audiobook

A Rising Man

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In the days of the Raj, a newly arrived Scotland Yard detective is confronted with the murder of a British official - in his mouth a note warning the British to leave India, or else....

Calcutta, 1919. Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. He is immediately overwhelmed by the heady vibrancy of the tropical city, but with barely a moment to acclimatize or to deal with the ghosts that still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that threatens to destabilize a city already teetering on the brink of political insurgency.

The body of a senior official has been found in a filthy sewer, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India, or else. Under tremendous pressure to solve the case before it erupts into increased violence on the streets, Wyndham and his two new colleagues - arrogant Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID - embark on an investigation that will take them from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.

Masterfully evincing the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial Calcutta, A Rising Man is the start of an enticing new historical crime series.

©2017 Abir Mukherjee (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    "Warning - Same book was issued May 5, 2016"

    This is an excellent book, but I was surprised to find that I had already listened to it in another edition. It is unfortunate that Audible doesn't warn you of that.

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    Cynthia 07-31-17
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    Please get the next book in the series on Audible as soon as possible! Vivid characters, a suitably convoluted story, and a light touch make this book a winner.

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    Connie Okemos, MI, United States 07-08-17
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    "A great new police procedural"

    The narrator makes each character come alive- love Sargent Whycam and his side kick Surrender not. Looking forward to more from this author.

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    Barbara 07-05-17
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    "Splendid book and performance"

    A wonderfully entertaining and provocative read about India under the Raj. The plot, dialogue, and setting are well done from start to finish. Hope there will be more from this author about this character!

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    The setting was interesting without being overdone. A good well rounded story. Easy to listen to while doing other things. Not a mysterious detective who done it as you could say you knew the most likely perpetrators all along but it was a thoughtful and fun romp to go with the good cops while they figured it out. Worth the listen.

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    "Excellent Narrator; Layered Murder Mystery"

    The author skilfully weaves the socio-political complexities of 1919 India into the fabric of this murder mystery, an engrossing read that is masterfully narrated in a range of British, Irish, Scottish and Indian accents. I can't wait for Abir Mukherjee to author additional intrigues in what I hope will become a series. Please continue using Malk Williams, he was a big part of this delightful experience.

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    The best book I listened to in years! Story and narration excellent. Congratulations to this new author.

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